A violent flow, as of water, lava, etc.; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.
"Rain fell on the hills in torrents."
"A torrent of green and white water broke over the hull of the sail-boat."
A large amount or stream of something.
"They endured a torrent of inquiries."
A set of files obtainable through a peer-to-peer network, especially BitTorrent.
"I got a torrent of the complete works of Shakespeare the other day; I'm not sure why."
Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.
To download in a torrent.
"The video rental place didn't have the film I was after, but I managed to torrent it."
An instance of, or the act of bursting.
"The bursts of the bombs could be heard miles away."
A sudden, often intense, expression, manifestation or display.
A series of shots fired from an automatic firearm.
To break from internal pressure.
"I blew the balloon up too much, and it burst."
To cause to break from internal pressure.
"I burst the balloon when I blew it up too much."
To cause to break by any means.
To separate formfeed at perforation lines.
"I printed the report on formfeed paper then burst the sheets."
To enter or exit hurriedly and unexpectedly.
To produce as an effect of bursting.
"to burst a hole through the wall"
a strong and fast-moving stream of water or other liquid
"after the rains, the stream becomes a raging torrent"
"rain poured down in torrents"
an overwhelming outpouring of (something, typically words)
"she was subjected to a torrent of abuse"
break open or apart suddenly and violently, especially as a result of an impact or internal pressure
"the dam burst after days of torrential rain"
"one of the balloons burst"
cause to burst
"the swollen river was expected to burst its banks"
"he burst the balloon"
be so full as almost to break open
"the wardrobe was bursting with piles of clothes"
feel a very strong or irrepressible emotion or impulse
"he was bursting with joy and excitement"
"she was bursting to say something"
issue suddenly and uncontrollably
"the words burst from him in an angry rush"
open suddenly and forcibly
"a door burst open and a girl raced out"
move suddenly and violently
"she burst on to the British art scene in 1985"
"he burst into the room without knocking"
suddenly begin doing or producing something
"the aircraft burst into flames"
"she burst into tears"
"Sophie burst out laughing"
separate (continuous stationery) into single sheets.
an instance of breaking or splitting as a result of internal pressure or puncturing; an explosion
"the mortar bursts were further away than before"
a sudden brief outbreak
"a burst of activity"
"bursts of laughter"
a sudden issuing forth
"her breath was coming in short bursts"
a period of continuous and intense effort
"he sailed 474 miles in one 24-hour burst"
A violent stream, as of water, lava, or the like; a stream suddenly raised and running rapidly, as down a precipice.
Fig.: A violent or rapid flow; a strong current; a flood; as, a torrent of vices; a torrent of eloquence.
Rolling or rushing in a rapid stream.
To fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring.
To exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner; - usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc.
To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors.
To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.
A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration.
Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.
A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
A rupture or hernia; a breach.
a heavy rain
a violently fast stream of water (or other liquid);
"the houses were swept away in the torrent"
an overwhelming number or amount;
"a flood of requests"
"a torrent of abuse"
the act of exploding or bursting something;
"the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"
"the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms;
"our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason);
"a burst of applause"
"a fit of housecleaning"
a sudden violent happening;
"an outburst of heavy rain"
"a burst of lightning"
break open or apart suddenly;
"The bubble burst"
force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up;
"break into tears"
"erupt in anger"
burst outward, usually with noise;
"The champagne bottle exploded"
move suddenly, energetically, or violently;
"He burst out of the house into the cool night"
be in a state of movement or action;
"The room abounded with screaming children"
"The garden bristled with toddlers"
"The sun burst into view"
cause to burst;
"The ice broke the pipe"
break open or apart suddenly and forcefully;
"The dam burst"
suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst');
"a burst balloon"
"a ruptured appendix"
"a busted balloon"